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Digital Window Gallery: Tabitha Jussa

17 September - 6 November 2021

Main Exhibition

Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

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Polly Braden: Holding The Baby

30 September - 31 October 2021

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Open Rooms #16: Agency of Women

23 September 2021

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PLATFORM ISSUE 04: CROSSROADS

10 September 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Our Lands

23 August - 19 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Essay Series

30 August 2021

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Rivers of the World

6 September 2021

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Instagram Residency: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

30 August - 5 September 2021

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PLATFORM: Issue 4 Launch Party

10 September 2021

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Imagining Disaster: Contemporary Art X Science Fiction

2 September 2021

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Open Rooms #15: Common Ground

8 September 2021

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Launch Party: One Day At A Time

19 August 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

9 September 2021

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Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

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VR: Wirral Hospitals’ School and MaxLiteracy Award

10 June - 3 September 2021

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Return To Nature

30 July 2021

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VR: First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May - 4 July 2021

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We Are Nature

30 July - 14 August 2021

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival — Jessica El Mal: Grounds For Concern

16 July - 15 August 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Who We Are

8 July - 31 July 2021

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Whose Land Is It?

8 July - 19 September 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Youth Culture by Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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VR Student Exhibitions: Arc with Hugh Baird

16 June - 20 June 2021

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First Light: Photography Writing Now – Tilt Launch Party

9 July 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #14: Separated Together

24 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

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Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

LightNight 2021: Play

21 May 2021

Heavy Gardening Art Trail Photowalk

21 May 2021

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

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First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

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Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

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OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

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Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

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Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

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First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

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First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

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Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

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Sam Batley: ONE DAY AT A TIME

18 August - 19 September 2021

Man sitting on bed with head facing downwards - photograph from the exhibition 3 bull mastiffs / one day at a time boys.

A project that tells the story of life after addiction, informed by people in recovery. The stories are told through documentary, film, photography, art and poetry. Through this lens, the project gives voice to what it means to be in recovery, how community brings us together and how new interests and beliefs shape us and inform our values.

The project is split into three parts, beginning with the short film Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, based on an autobiographical poem written by Sam Batley a few months into recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The poem revisited Sam’s young adulthood and the themes that played heavily in his formative years. During the lockdown of 2020, Sam Batley and Paul Chambers, the film’s director, developed the poem into a screenplay. They successfully crowdfunded to produce and enabled the team to shoot the film in 16mm with cinematographer Owen Cant. The casting involved people from the recovery community in Liverpool alongside professional actors.

Black and white image of people in group of people swimming - photographs from exhibition from 3 bull mastiffs / one day at a time boys.

During this filming, a story began to unfold which ran parallel to the narrative of the short film: the story of the men and women who acted in Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen while in recovery themselves. Working closely with Damien John Kelly House, a recovery living centre for men in Wavertree, Liverpool, the team decided to create One Day at a Time, a documentary on life after addiction and what recovery means to those who are in it.

The last part is a socially engaged project ‘One Day at a Time Boys’. Started by Sam in Damien John Kelly House that allows residents to engage in photography, art and creative writing. Throughout filming the documentary the lads have documented this process and have amassed an impressive body of work. Alongside existing work documenting individuals’ recovery and growth. Through photography and other art forms the lads have learnt to express themselves, form new passions, aid in the search for self, transferable confidence and community. Most of all it forms a part of the wider program at Damien John Kelly house, one based in willingness, open mindedness and honesty.

This exhibition documents the production journey of Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen and One Day At A Time through behind the scenes photography by Sam Batley, Paul Chambers, Jack Gibson, Jamie Maxfield, Matty Owen, Wayne Goldie and Craig Taylor.

Image:

Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, 2021 by Sam Batley

Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, 2021 by Paul Chambers

One Day At A Time Boys, 2021 by Matty Owen

Man sitting on bed with head facing downwards - photograph from the exhibition 3 bull mastiffs / one day at a time boys.

A project that tells the story of life after addiction, informed by people in recovery. The stories are told through documentary, film, photography, art and poetry. Through this lens, the project gives voice to what it means to be in recovery, how community brings us together and how new interests and beliefs shape us and inform our values.

The project is split into three parts, beginning with the short film Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, based on an autobiographical poem written by Sam Batley a few months into recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The poem revisited Sam’s young adulthood and the themes that played heavily in his formative years. During the lockdown of 2020, Sam Batley and Paul Chambers, the film’s director, developed the poem into a screenplay. They successfully crowdfunded to produce and enabled the team to shoot the film in 16mm with cinematographer Owen Cant. The casting involved people from the recovery community in Liverpool alongside professional actors.

Black and white image of people in group of people swimming - photographs from exhibition from 3 bull mastiffs / one day at a time boys.

During this filming, a story began to unfold which ran parallel to the narrative of the short film: the story of the men and women who acted in Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen while in recovery themselves. Working closely with Damien John Kelly House, a recovery living centre for men in Wavertree, Liverpool, the team decided to create One Day at a Time, a documentary on life after addiction and what recovery means to those who are in it.

The last part is a socially engaged project ‘One Day at a Time Boys’. Started by Sam in Damien John Kelly House that allows residents to engage in photography, art and creative writing. Throughout filming the documentary the lads have documented this process and have amassed an impressive body of work. Alongside existing work documenting individuals’ recovery and growth. Through photography and other art forms the lads have learnt to express themselves, form new passions, aid in the search for self, transferable confidence and community. Most of all it forms a part of the wider program at Damien John Kelly house, one based in willingness, open mindedness and honesty.

This exhibition documents the production journey of Three Bull-Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen and One Day At A Time through behind the scenes photography by Sam Batley, Paul Chambers, Jack Gibson, Jamie Maxfield, Matty Owen, Wayne Goldie and Craig Taylor.

Image:

Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, 2021 by Sam Batley

Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen, 2021 by Paul Chambers

One Day At A Time Boys, 2021 by Matty Owen

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